It’s Hard Being A New EMS Professional

When you are a new EMT or paramedic at an agency its hard. You don’t yet have your own “flow” just yet and you tend to fall back on your textbook type approach to patients.

While there is nothing wrong with that. You also must start to take cues from your experienced partners and co-workers. Beginning to understand and recognize critical patients more rapidly is key to your success in EMS as well as the outcome of the patients.

In this episode I am joined by Shannon Bright who is a paramedic at a large agency with a high turnover rate. This can be frustrating for both new providers and experienced ones like Shannon. They are required to rapidly recognize not just patient issues, but issues that are demanded by an agency like scene times, hospital times and responses.

Take a listen below.



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EMT Paramedic Clinical’s | Surviving Your Rotations

Quick podcast for EMT and paramedic students. Great tips on surviving ambulance rotations. Ideas on how to get the most from your experience.

 

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The Closing Of An Ambulance Service | MONOC

After over 40 years of providing EMS services in NJ. MONOC is closing it’s doors. You can read the official reasons behind this here.  

This episode I am joined by Michael Welsh. Make is a long time employee at MONOC and he gives his take on the closing and the challenges faced by himself and the other 200+ employees at the agency.

Take a listen here.

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Go here for the interview with Vince Robbins mentioned during this episode. 

Trying To Make Sense Of Community Paramedics

This week the crew talks about community paramedic programs. Do they work, are they for EMS and is there a better approach to handling 911 overload?

What’s your take?

 

 

 

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EMS Firsts | Help By Sharing

This episode is the beginning of a series of shows focused on EMS firsts.
I hope to get more engagement as we go forward and get other EMS professionals on to share their stories of calls, partners, skills and exams.

By sharing we can help recognize our own struggles and pass on the lessons to those listening.

Check out the first episode below and the caller who struggles with the NREMT exam and her first child birth experience

Check out the NREMT interview mentioned in the show here.

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EMS Shortage Or Short On Pay?

After seeing several articles and social media discussions on the claims about EMS provider shortage. Jim and Josh jump on and ask the question “Is it truly a shortage of providers?” or maybe the continued low pay of EMS professionals is forcing qualified professionals who love the job to go into other fields with higher pay.

You can promote higher education as the solution till you’re blue in the face but no one is waiting around for agencies to pay higher for college degrees when that degree can pay the bills now someplace else.

Take a listen as they are also joined by a caller during the show.

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Driving The Ambulance Like A Maniac

This episode I am joined by Josh and we discuss those crazy ambulance drivers. But more importantly we talk about communication and focus on ways to promote change when faced with co-workers who may not be thinking about the bigger picture, safety and a successful EMS career.

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What Are Your EMS Benefit Goals?

When you think of benefits of EMS employment. Do you focus on pay, vacation, sick time? Or.. do you think about things like available continuing education, the partner you are with, schedules and how busy an organization is? It’s important to think about all these elements and more when applying for a career in EMS and what is most important is actually what you are looking to get out of your employment. Take a listen as Jim and Josh talk about these elements and maybe even bring up some benefits you may not have thought of.

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EMS Pay, Career and Education…. Again

This week Jim is joined by both Josh and Dave. We talk about everyones favorite EMS subject, pay, education and career options. However I don’t think this is your average talk on the subject. Take a listen below and be sure to share, leave a comment or subscribe to the podcast.

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Being A Big City Paramedic

Big city medic problems

When your new in EMS you might want to be that paramedic in a big city. Check out this episode (9 mins) and listen to a big city medic story and how things like an overdose are the same no matter what city you may be in or how long you have been in EMS

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